RightOnTrek is the official gear rental partner for HIGHLANDER Adventure

What is HIGHLANDER Adventure?
HIGHLANDER is an ultimate hiking event, also known as an adventure of a lifetime. HIGHLANDER is a multi-day, fully supported backpacking event designed to introduce new hikers to the sport in a safe learning environment as well as offer experienced backpackers the opportunity to meet, hangout, and network with other like-minded folks while experiencing a challenging, fun, festival-style hiking event. On all HIGHLANDER routes, you can see the most beautiful sceneries, visit some of the most breathtaking and iconic mountains and live like real HIGHLANDER for a few days.
3 Different Lengths

HIGHLANDER offers 3 different event lengths:  5 days ~60 miles, 3 days ~30 miles, or 2 days ~15 miles so you can choose whatever format fits your life and fitness best.

Fully Supported

HIGHLANDER handles all logistics so you don't have to worry about safety, food, or even water!

Sleep under the stars

Experience the beauty and healing nature of the great outdoors. 

Festival Vibes

Each checkpoint offers the opportunity for educational lectures, yoga classes, stargazing, documentary screenings, or simply sitting under the starry night sky listening to live music playing into the night.


As a HIGHLANDER, you will face challenges that test your limits and let you grow out of your comfort zone.

Learn and grow together

Experience a challenging yet unforgettable adventure with a community of like-minded folks who support one another. 

HIGHLANDER offers 4 Events in the US this year!
California- 2 Events

Big Bear Lake- 3 Event Formats

5/23 - 5/27/2023

North Lake Tahoe- 2 Event Formats

10/02 -10/06/2023

Montana- 1 Event

Kalispell- 3 Event Formats

9/18 - 9/22/2023

Utah- 1 Event

Ogden- 2 Event Formats

9/04 - 9/08/2023

HIGHLANDER offers 3 different event formats
HIGHLANDER Hercules ~60 miles over 5 days

Named after the roman mythological hero adapted from the Greek hero Heracles, as the second-largest northern constellation, it represents the longest HIGHLANDER route that spans over 60 miles in 5 days.

HIGHLANDER Pegasus ~30 miles over 3 days

Named after the winged horse Pegasus in Greek mythology, this easily recognizable northern sky constellation represents a 30 mile, 3-day hiking journey.

HIGHLANDER Orion ~20 miles over 2 days

Is one of the most conspicious and recognizable constellations in the night sky.  Since it is visible throughout the world, it perfectly represents the shortest format that takes place during the weekend.

Reserve your gear today
RightOnTrek is the official gear rental partner of HIGHLANDER Adventure. We provide free onsite gear delivery to HIGHLANDER events in the US. When you reserve your gear with RightOnTrek, we will deliver to be picked up at your event registration location. We also offer a number of products for sale for pre-purchase or onsite purchase at the event. Deadline for gear rental is one week prior to the first distance start date, so please don't delay.
RightOnTrek's backpacking rental gear
We offer all inclusive backpacking kits, or you may choose individual items (`a la carte) from our gear inventory.
Backpacking Gear offerings: Group Items
backpacking tent
Backpacking Tent

Ultralight and high-quality tent to protect you from the 3-season elements

Choose from:

  • MSR NX 1 person
  • MSR NX 2 person
  • MSR Mutha Hubba 3 person
cooking system for backpacking
Cooking System

Ultralight camp stove (with igniter), pot, bowl(s), spork(s), mug(s), water filter

Choose from:

  • 1 person .8 L pot
  • 2 person 1.5 L pot
  • 4 person 3.7 L pot
Communication System
Communication System

GPS navigation and communication device that allows you to track your movement, text, check weather, and send an SOS to the Garmin Response Center (works when you are off-grid)

  • Garmin InReach® Mini
Backpacking Gear Rentals: Individual Items
backpacking Core Set
Backpacking Core Set

Ultralight 60 L Granite Gear Backpack, Nitecore rechargeable headlamp and charging port, lightweight trowel

Choose from: 

  • Regular
  • Long
High Performance, Ultralight, Durable Sleep System
High Performance, Ultralight, Durable Sleep System

Patagonia 850 Down Sleeping Bag, Big Agnes AXL Air Mattress, Cocoon Microfiber Mummy Liner

Choose from: 

  • Regular
  • Long
Trekking Poles
Trekking Poles

Lightweight Comperdell Carbon Approach FXP carbon fiber poles 

  • One-size-fits-all adjustable poles (115cm-140 cm)
bear sack
Bear Sack

Ursack Allmightey Bear Sack (11L or space for about 5 days of food for 1 person)

Bear spray
Bear Spray

Protect yourself in the wilderness with this industry leading 40' range bear spray.

Damage Waiver
Damage Waiver

 A damage waiver is required and can protect you from accidental damage of your rental items.

Backpacking Gear Rentals: Add-on Purchase Items
backcountry essentials
Backcountry Essentials Kit
  • Wet wipes
  • Towelette
  • Liquid soap
  • Mini toothbrush
  • Mini toothpaste
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Insect repellent
  • Lighter
  • Band-aids
  • LNT card
  • Duct tape
  • Mesh bag
Ultralight Watertight Medical Kit
Ultralight Watertight Medical Kit
  • Bandage Materials
  • Bleeding Care
  • Blister / Burn Care
  • Duct Tape
  • Fracture / Sprain Care
  • Instruments
  • Medications 
  • Wound Care 
two bottles of Aquamira Water Purification Drops
Aquamira Water Purification Drops

Water drops for purifying water

group of backpackers hiking down with scenic view behind them
RightOnTrek is the official gear rental partner for HIGHLANDER

As the official gear rental partner for HIGHLANDER events, RightOnTrek staff will pack and deliver all gear and items pre-purchased to your event location which can then be picked up at event registration.  We will have limited items for sale on-site throughout the race including med-kits, water purification tablets, food, and wilderness essentials kits, which include many items from your required HIGHLANDER gear list.

See what people are saying about our backpacking gear rentals
Google Review
Anthony Lorubbio

"Great logistical experience - everyone was very helpful in the planning stages of our trip. And the food was some of the best I've ever had while on a backcountry trip. Will absolutely use them again."

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Garrett Tovey

"RightOnTrek has been a wonderful partner for the Glacier Institute! They were kind enough to not only supply full backpacking setups for our youth wilderness trips, but they also delivered the gear to our remote camp and assisted staff with any questions.
The backpacking gear and locally-made meals were top-quality and delivered in an extremely timely fashion. Don't hesitate to contact the RightOnTrek team for any of your backcountry needs!"

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Barbara Otey

RightOnTrek is a HUGE asset to the outdoor recreation community in the valley. They make it easy to rent gear and pick it up on your own time, rather than trying to coordinate your schedule around when a gear/outfitter shop is open for rentals. I have used RightOnTrek primarily for meals, and they are GREAT! I tolerate most freeze-dried backcountry meals because almost anything is edible after hiking/climbing all day, but I actually look forward to eating their entrees because they are tasty, have a good texture, and cook quickly. Unlike Backpacker's Pantry or other brands, these meals don't cook in the bag, because RightOnTrek has made their packaging biodegradable, so the food actually needs to be cooked in a pot. But since I was bringing a pot anyway to boil water, it was no extra weight for me. Their single size is perfect for one adventurer, filling but not too heavy, easily digestible, and quick to make! I have tried the Bechamel-style Mac & Cheese, Chicken Alfredo, Beef & Broccoli, and the Mushroom Egg Scramble, and I would eat all of them again.

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Lydia Blanchard

"Seriously the best backpacking meal I have ever tried. It is slightly more involved that the standard pour in water and wait meals in that you have to boil the noodles for a few minutes but it was ready in under 10 minutes and tasted like home cooking but on the trail. And the Cholula hot sauce packet was such a lux touch! So so so delicious."

Frequently Asked Questions
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HIGHLANDER is an ultimate hiking event, also known as an adventure of a lifetime, that takes you on journeys of 15 to 60 miles over 3-5 days. On all HIGHLANDER routes, you can see beautiful scenery, visit some of the most breathtaking and iconic mountains in the US and live like a HIGHLANDER for a few days.

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How is RightOnTrek associated with HIGHLANDER?

RightOnTrek is the official gear rental partner for HIGHLANDER events in the United States.  HIGHLANDER also has purchased RightOnTrek Backcountry meals for all of their US events. Our award-winning backcountry meals are easy to cook in the backcountry and keep flavor and sustainability at the forefront of design.

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If I sign up for a HIGHLANDER event and need to rent gear from RightOnTrek, how do I choose what I need?

RightOnTrek offers a full complement of backpacking gear and accessories.  We have a gear rental website devoted specifically to HIGHLANDER events.  You can find it here.

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How will my gear be delivered?

RightOnTrek staff will bring your gear and be on site at HIGHLANDER during event packet pickup the day prior and morning of event start day.  HIGHLANDERs who have rented gear or made purchases online from RightOnTrek will be able to pick up gear at the RightOnTrek tent.  You’ll just need a picture ID to confirm your identity to pick up your orders.

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How much does your backpacking kit weigh, without food and personal belongings?

With bear spray included, our all-inclusive backpacking kit weighs less than 14lbs! For a comprehensive list of each rental item and their weight, please click here.

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What payment options do I have?

We will email you an invoice and you have multiple payment options, including credit card and ACH payment.

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Will you show me how to set up my tents and use my stove?

We highly recommend that you watch the instructional videos that will be sent along with your rental confirmation ahead of your event.  These should give you all the information you need to use our gear properly.  If you have any questions, RightOnTrek staff attending the event will be happy to assist you in learning how to properly use your equipment.

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Can I wait till the event to rent gear or purchase items from RightOnTrek?

We will have the above for sale items (SEE ABOVE "What can I buy from RightOnTrek?") available on site at HIGHLANDER events, but very limited rental gear. We highly recommend renting and buying RightOnTrek items online to guarantee availability.  

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How and when do I return the gear?

Please return your gear at the RightOnTrek tent located near the event finish line before departing to avoid any late and/or shipping return fees.

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Do I need to clean the gear before I return it?

We ask that you do a basic cleaning of cooking equipment, eating utensils, and a quick shakeout of sleeping bags, backpacks and tents, otherwise we got it.

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What can I rent from RightOnTrek?

We rent premium, ultralight backpacking equipment including backpacks, trowels, headlamps, sleeping bags with liner, air mattresses, trekking poles, tents, canister stoves, pots, water filers, bowls, sporks, cups, bear sacks, bear spray, and GPS navigation devices. Our gear comes from brands like MSR, EXPED, Patagonia, Garmin, and Granite Gear.

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What can I buy from RightOnTrek?

We sell backcountry essentials kits (that include lighter, soap, chapstick, bandaids, sunscreen, duct tape, hand sanitizer, wipes, towelette, toothbrush/paste, carabiner,  insect repellent and a mesh bag), medical first aid kits, and water purification drops.

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What if the gear doesn't fit a member of the group?

We travel with extra sizes, so under most circumstances we can accommodate changes in sleeping bag, mattress or backpack sizing.

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What is your cancellation policy?

You may cancel before 7 days prior to the Hercules distance start date of your HIGHLANDER event, within seven days of this start date we do not offer refunds.  Please contact us at  with any extenuating circumstances.  

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How do I update or alter my order?

Please contact us at (406) 309-3479 extension #2 or gear@rightontrek.com to make any adjustments to your order before 7 days prior to the Hercules distance start date.

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What happens if someone’s gear is damaged or lost?

We offer a gear damage waiver for purchase to cover accidental damage to gear.  However, please note that this waiver does not extend to damage resulting from intentional neglect or misuse. 

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What is your Gear Damage Waiver?

A Gear Damage Waiver covers any damage to the gear that happens during normal use. The waiver doesn’t cover lost gear, or damage caused by neglect or misuse. In those cases, the renter will be responsible for covering the retail value of the item’s repair or replacement cost. The Gear Damage Waiver for guides and groups is priced per outing, no matter the length.